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Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusives Event coming soon

June 19, 2009 |  2:27 pm
Now you can skip the Rack and walk through those real Nordstrom doors with pride -- and without emptying your wallet.

From July 17 to August 2, Nordstrom’s annual Anniversary Beauty Exclusives Event will feature value items and sets, gifts with purchase, and one-of-a-kind exclusives from its makeup, skincare, hair care, and fragrance brands.

This year, more than 100 top beauty brands are participating in the specials, including Marc Jacobs, Fekkai, Dior, Juicy Couture, Chanel, Kiehl’s, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Yves Saint Laurent and Clarins.

The event has been a Nordstrom tradition since the 1960s, but now, more than ever, Nordstrom wants to give beauty enthusiasts a chance to snag previews of next season’s products and to pick up limited-edition releases of new beauty items without breaking the bank.

Because cosmetics rarely go on sale, you can’t miss this event at which some products are nearly 50% off: MAC’s Look in a Box Seductress, which includes five full-sized products to create a sultry, sexy look, has a $100 value, but is $49.50 at the Nordstrom event.

Estee Lauder’s free gift with purchase – nine Pure Color eyeshadows, Pure Color lipstick, Artist's Eye Pencil, Re-nutriv Intensive Lifting Cream, three cosmetic bags – requires only a $29.50 minimum purchase ($125 value).

A limited-edition Chanel Exclusive N°5 Essential Bath Oil is $75 ($100 value). And with a $100 purchase, Yves Saint Laurent is offering a Cruise pouch filled with mini versions of its Lux mascara, eye pencil and La Laque.

Or you could be the first to experience Caroline Herrera’s CH fragrance ($90, $138 value), which is launching exclusively during the sale.

For those who can’t wait to start shopping, early preorders will be accepted beginning June 22 in stores or at

-- Kelsey Ramos

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Photo: MAC Look In A Box Seductress. Credit: MAC